June 23, 2014

Now Accepting Applications for the DGS Street Team

We are now accepting applications for the DGS street team! Just an FYI, the street team is run by Heather Pennington, Denise’s assistant, so most early contact about joining the team will be through her. We’re excited that you want to join the street team, but Heather has put together a list of expectations so you know what you’re signing up for. Expectations for Street Team members: 1. Two unique/new DGS reviews each year. The links need to be from Amazon or Goodreads and need to be sent to Heather through an email  OR the preferable means of sending it would be through a Facebook message directly to Heather. Please do not link Denise to these messages.  She has enough on her plate without being bombarded by links. 2. Five individual Shares on Facebook(these do not include mandatory shares). These links also need to be shared with Heather in the same means that you shared the reviews. 3. Share anything that is clearly stated as mandatory. We keep track of shares and if we see that you have not complied, then you will be removed from the group. Your share links for mandatory shares need to be sent to Heather […]
June 14, 2014

Thirty-Two and a Half Complications– Chapters 1-3

Thirty-Two and a Half Complications Rose Gardner Mystery #5 Release: June 24 Available for preorder: iBooks Amazon Amazon UK   Chapter One   Staring down the barrel of a gun was not how I wanted to start my day. “Everyone put your hands on your heads and lay down on the floor!” the robber shouted, the ski mask over his face muffling his words. Without the gun, it would have been hard to take him seriously. His mask was plastered with pictures of Sponge Bob Squarepants. I started to get to my knees, clutching a deposit bag tight in my fist and cursing Violet under my breath. If I survived this, I was gonna kill my sister. I’d finished a job for a cranky elderly man the previous day, and he’d paid me in cash that still smelled of the dirt he’d buried it in. Nine thousand dollars. Little had I known that the hydrangeas I’d planted were less than six feet away from Henryetta’s own version of Fort Knox, otherwise known as the metal box buried in Mr. O’Leary’s backyard. Violet had agreed to drop the money off at the bank along with day’s proceeds, but she’d forgotten and […]
June 11, 2014

Somewhere (On the Otherside #3)

Blurb and release date coming soon!
May 23, 2014

Thirty-Two and a Half Complications Has a Cover and a Blurb

THIRTY-TWO AND A HALF COMPLICATIONS  Coming June 24, 2014     There’s no denying trouble finds Rose Gardner like a divining rod finds water, especially when Rose lands in the middle of a bank robbery. But after the robbers steal her deposit bag—containing a large amount of cash—she soon finds out that trouble is threatening her business as well, thanks to her sister Violet’s financial mismanagement,. To top it off, Rose’s ex-boyfriend, Joe Simmons, has moved back to Henryetta to fill the chief deputy sheriff position. Rose’s involvement as a witness is the perfect opportunity for Joe to reinsert himself into her life. But Mason Deveraux, Fenton County Assistant District Attorney and Rose’s new boyfriend, has waited too long for Rose to give her up without a fight. Rose’s pregnant best friend, Neely Kate, suggests they find the robbers using Rose’s visions and Neely Kate’s knowledge about everything in town. The women are soon hot on the trail of the stolen money, but Rose is caught off guard when Neely Kate’s snoopiness detects the biggest complication of all: Rose might be expecting a baby of her own.
April 10, 2014

Happy Release Day BUSINESS AS USUAL!

Happy Release Day BUSINESS AS USUAL This is the third book in the USA Today bestselling Off the Subject series. BUSINESS AS USUAL tells Lexi Pendergraft’s story. My original plan had been to make the third book Tina’s story, but Lexi stole my heart while I was writing REDESIGNED–and from reader comments–she stole a lot of your hearts as well. I loved telling Lexi’s story and found her intimacy issues heart-breaking. I hope I did her justice. And Ben–her love interest–I think Ben is one of the most “real” characters I’ve ever written. Both characters are in dark places, trying to make the best of what they have. But when they find each other–it’s magic. I’ve had readers ask if there will be more books in the Off the Subject series. At this time, I’m not planning to write more. But if I did, I’d tell Tina’s story and the reason for her downward spiral. Tina’s story would be a lot darker than the other three. Perhaps if I knew there was a strong interest in her book, I’d write it. But for now, I have plenty of other projects on my plate to keep me busy. I hope you […]
March 24, 2014

How to Sell a Half Million Books

After watching my Createspace videos,a lot of authors have asked, “How did you do it? How did you sell so many books?” Honestly, one book at a time. In my video, I say that by the end of December, 2011, I’d sold 26,000 books. As of this weekend, I’ve sold 532,814 books–both eBooks and print, but about 95% are eBooks. I have twelve self-published books released (with one coming out April 10, another scheduled June 24, and  a third November 4) I have one book published with 47North, an Amazon imprint, along with a short story and the second book in the series releasing April 29. I also have two box sets, three short stories, a novella and a very short memoir. In addition to those, I have six audiobooks and I’m about to begin German translations on three of my series. It all started with one book in July, 2011. I’m not going to lie to you and tell you it’s been easy. That’s what a lot of you want to hear. You want to find out the magical way to sell a lot of books. If I knew the answer to that, I’d have sold about a million […]
February 28, 2014

Interview with Author Steve Mchugh

One of the best things about joining the 47North team is meeting all the amazing, crazy-talented, and just plain crazy authors. We have our own secret Facebook group and the shenanigans fly non-stop Last week I just happened to share a release day with Steve Mchugh. He released WITH SILENT SCREAMS, the third book in his urban fantasy Hellequin series, and I released the first short story in my Curse Keeper series. WITH SILENT SCREAMS links: Amazon US Amazon UK     Denise: Steve, I’ve gotten to know you as a fellow 47North author and I love your Hellequin series. How did you end up at 47North? Steve: Thanks very much. I self published Crimes Against Magic and Born of Hatred in 2012, sold pretty well and had great reviews and then I got a call from 47North in Feb 2013 to offer me a 3 book deal. They re-published the first 2 books and publish book 3, With Silent Screams on Feb 18th. It’s been a great experience so far. I’ve enjoyed meeting the other 47North writers, like yourself, and having people who’s job it is to do stuff for you is pretty cool. How about you? Denise: Wait,you […]
February 24, 2014

Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Author Newsletter Giveaway!

Readers ask me all the time for recommendations for other authors. I can only write so fast and some of you are looking for your next read between my releases. So I’ve joined forces with four other urban fantasy/paranormal romance authors and we’re having a contest. All you have to do is sign up for each of our newsletters! Sign up for each of these author’s newsletters to get: Inside scoops and news before anyone else See and hear about reveals and upcoming events Get announcements-like movie deals and book signings Receive EXCLUSIVES available ONLY to subscribers Goodies like signed books, swag and other perks for taking part in contests What can you win? Cash. You can win cash. Right here. That’s right, CASH!! Want to know who these amazing authors are? Boone Brux:  Bestselling author of The Grim Reality Series. Website:  www.boonebrux.com NEWSLETTER SIGN UP HERE C.J. Ellisson: USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the V V Inn and Walk on the Wild Side series. Website:  www.cjellisson.com NEWSLETTER SIGN UP HERE Shannon Mayer: Bestselling author of The Rylee Adamson Novels. Website:  www.shannonmayer.com NEWSLETTER SIGN UP HERE    Amber Lynn Natusch: Bestselling author of The Caged Series. Website: www.Amberlynnnatusch.com NEWSLETTER […]
February 18, 2014

February 2014 Newsletter Poll

What type of eReader do you prefer? After you vote, post your email address below in the comments. After March 1, we’ll pick a random commenter to win a $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card. Winner will be announced in the March, 2014 newsletter. YOU MUST BE A NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBER TO WIN. **If I don’t have your email address, I have no way to contact you if you win.**
January 15, 2014

The Rose Gardner Box Set and the Barnes & Noble Issue

Last week, I put an updated Rose Gardner Mystery box set on sale for $0.99. The original file contained the first two books. The updated file contains three books and a novella. The new file was uploaded on January 2. When you upload new files to Amazon (KDP) or Barnes & Noble (NookPress), you can view the new files and how they will look on the designated reading device. I checked both sites and verified the all three books and the novella were uploaded. The box set went on sale January 6. I had great sales of the box set during the week and then ran a BookBub ad on Friday, January 10, which resulted in thousands of downloads across multiple retail sites. The box set hit #1 on Barnes & Noble. On Monday, I went to the Barnes & Noble product page for the box set to see why the ratings were low. I was HORRIFIED to discover that readers were upset they had only received two books instead of the four listed on the cover and in the product description. My immediate reaction was that I had screwed up the file upload somehow, but when I viewed the […]
January 9, 2014

Thirty-One and a Half Regrets Official Release Day!

Thirty-One and a Half Regrets Now Available At: Amazon Amazon UK Amazon DE Amazon FR Amazon CA Amazon AU iTunes Kobo (coming soon) Barnes & Noble Amazon print book While Rose recovers from a broken heart, she finds herself at odds with her sister—and business partner—Violet. Rose buries herself in her landscaping work, but becomes worried when her employee and friend, Bruce Wayne Decker, goes missing. In the meantime, Fenton County assistant D.A., Mason Deveraux has been patiently waiting to begin a relationship with Rose, but she realizes she needs to confront the demons of her past before she can embrace a new future. She needs to find out the truth about her birth mother. But her past isn’t her only demon. An undercurrent of tension has been spreading through Henryetta, Arkansas since drug lord, Daniel Crocker’s arrest six months ago. Still, she’s not prepared for a nightmare come true: Crocker’s escape from prison. Crocker carries a grudge and he’s determined to make Rose pay, but he plays a game of cat and mouse, forcing Mason and the Fenton County Sheriff’s department to hide Rose on her birth mother’s farm. But will it be enough to save her? *********** Thirty-Two […]
January 3, 2014

Thirty-One and a Half Regrets Preview: Chapters One-Three

There’s less than a week until the release of Thirty-One and a Half Regrets!!!  So I thought I’d give you guys a sneak peek and post the first three chapters.     Thirty-One and a Half Regrets Rose Gardner Mystery #4 Chapters One-Three Chapter One   I had no idea how my life had gotten so complicated. Sitting in an overstuffed chair in Jonah Pruitt’s living room, I stared out the window as a steady rain beaded on the glass and rolled down the pane. The weather reflected my mood. Dark and gloomy. “How often do you think of Joe?” I swiveled my head to look at Jonah, my friend and now therapist. He offered me a warm smile. When I found out a few weeks ago that he’d been a practicing psychologist in Texas, I asked him to consider listening to my problems. We had been meeting twice a week ever since. I had offered to pay him, but he’d responded by saying that because I’d saved his life, he would forever be the one in my debt. Shifting my gaze to my lap, I picked at a loose thread in the hem of my shirt. “Not as often […]